Work to build the improvement scheme began in November 2016, meaning the project has been in construction for approximately a year. A lot has happened in that time and you can read more about what weâ€™ve achieved in our one year on newsletter.
- the build of construction compounds and haul roads
- work to build new bridges, including the 750m River Great Ouse viaduct, is well underway
- the first side road bridge opened in September 2017, ahead of programme. The bridge (near Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester) will eventually carry the A1198 over the new A14 bypass
Work to excavate the 10 million mÂ³ of local material needed to build the scheme will stop over the winter months as the ground will be too wet. This will resume in the Spring. Other work will continue over the winter, such as:
- archaeological excavations
- building bridges
- installation of new drainage and replacing existing drainage where necessary
|2010||start of work|
|2011/12||End of work|
|July 2012||Government announces A14 improvement will include a toll|
|June 2013||Government announces fast track delivery programme|
|September 2013||Scheme Options consultation|
Why we need this scheme
The existing A14 trunk road between Cambridge and Huntingdon is well known for congestion and delalmost 85,000 vehicles use this stretch of the A14 every day; a lot more than we originally designed foraround quarter of this is heavy goods vehicles â€“ well above national average for this type of road.
The scheme in detail
The government has made a provision for Â£1.5 billion of capital investment for this scheme. The proposals will be funded through a combination of contributions from Central Government, local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Once work is complete the existing A14 will be â€˜de-trunkedâ€™ between Huntingdon and Swavesey and between Alconbury and Spittals interchange. This means the road will gain county road status and Highways England will pass responsibility for the road to the local authority.
Weâ€™ll widen the A1 between Brampton and Alconbury over approx 3Â½ miles, from 2 lane dual carriageway to 3 lane dual carriageway. Between Brampton and Brampton Hut we will construct a new road to the west of the existing A1. The existing A1 road becomes part of the new A14 Huntingdon Southern Bypass.
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